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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Feb 18, 2011 1:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Guitar Tone?

Re: Alligator

That guitar was hardly a Strat anymore after the Alembic people had had their way with it. It was a real hodge-podge of a guitar that was being tinkered with all the time. They added new frets, a new bridge, a preamp, and all kinds of new electronics in that old '57 body, though the neck was apparently from a '62!

What I like about the Alligator is that it seems like the last guitar he played where he could still conjure up a real natural sounding clear tone, like in He's Gone, say.

http://www.darkstarpalace.com/2010/11/jerry-garcias-alligator-guitar-roll-yer.html